Junior Pirates continue unbeaten run

June 18th, 2018

East Kilbride Pirates 58 – Merseyside Nighthawks 8 The junior Pirates continued their unbeaten start to the season with a comprehensive win over the Nighthawks. East Kilbride received the opening kick-off and took just three plays to open their account. Sam Montgomerie connected with Fraser McDonald and the tall receiver raced home for a 63-yard […]

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Too little too late as Wolves pip Pirates again

June 11th, 2018

Saturday had seen The Rolling Stones playing in Edinburgh, but it was EKP who couldn’t get no satisfaction in the capital less than 24 hours later. Early overtures saw both sides easing them selves into the game before the home side broke the deadlock midway through an extremely long first quarter. Four plays saw Edinburgh […]

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Titans Triumph as Pirates Fall To 0-4

June 4th, 2018

East Kilbride Pirates 00 – Manchester Titans 41 The Pirates first game under new Head Coach Jamie McLaughlin saw them continue a disappointing start to the 2018 Season. Despite the pre-game optimism and a closely fought first half, it was to turn out to be a fourth straight loss for the East Kilbride side. The […]

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Pirates junior team tame Lions

May 16th, 2018

East Kilbride Pirates 38 – Birmingham Lions 12 Having finished as National runners-up in both 2016 and 2017, this year’s Junior Pirates set out on their bid to go one step further in 2018. Their opening fixture was against the much-fancied Birmingham Lions, a team likely to be among those contesting the Northern Conference title. […]

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Wolves edge Pirates out for historic win

May 7th, 2018

East Kilbride Pirates 27 – Edinburgh Wolves 28 Back on 11 August 1996, East Kilbride Pirates lost to the now defunct Fife 49’ers. What nobody knew at that time was that it would be almost 22 years before another Scottish team bested the East Kilbride side. That remarkable run finally came to an end on […]

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Tough start to season as Giants shutout Pirates

April 23rd, 2018

East Kilbride Pirates 00 – Sheffield Giants 22 Sunday saw the Pirates at a new venue and unveiling their new home kit as they started a new League campaign. Unfortunately it was an old failing, that of a slow start to the season, that came back to haunt them. East Kilbride have now won only […]

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New season and a new home venue ahead for the Pirates

March 16th, 2018

Adult fixtures for the 2018 National Leagues season have now been released, and we’re delighted to confirm a move to GHA RFC in Glasgow as our new home venue for senior and junior games. The new National Leagues season begins for our senior Pirates on Sunday 22 April when we take on Sheffield Giants at […]

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Pirates elect new club committee at AGM

February 25th, 2018

Our club Annual General Meeting took place today, which included elections to the committee who will lead us for the year ahead. The event at Hamilton Palace Sports Ground was attended by players, coaches and staff from across the Club and saw Amanda McDonald re-elected as club chair for a further two years. Vice-Chairman Jamie […]

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Club AGM announced

February 10th, 2018

The East Kilbride Pirates American Football Club Annual General Meeting will take place on Sunday 25 February, from 12pm – 12.55pm in the Bowls Pavilion, Hamilton Palace Sports Ground, Mote Hill, Hamilton, ML3 6BY. Who can attend? All Pirates club members, coaches, committee, friends, family and supporters are welcome to attend the AGM. This includes […]

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Sapphire Division 1 North – round one tournament report

February 7th, 2018

The Pirates women’s team made the short journey to Livingston to start their 2018 Sapphire Series Division 1 North campaign. However, the draw meant that they would not face host club Edinburgh Wolves, but would instead take on the two other competing teams. Unfortunately, these were the two stronger teams, and a Pirates team heavy […]

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